Social Programme

Networking and Entertainment

The aim of the Global Careers Summit is to provide a platform for discussion, sharing of ideas and network building. As a part of this, we aim to provide three memorable evenings and are grateful to our headline sponsors for making these possible with their support of GCS 2018.

Monday 12 March, Colonel Porter’s Emporium – from 7:30pm

Whether catching up with old friends, or meeting new ones, join us for a drink and some traditional British food at Colonel Porter’s Emporium.

Taking its name from Colonel J. Porter, the creator of Newcastle Brown Ale in 1925, this is a very quirky bar, modelled on a Twenties-style speakeasy, with drinks ranging from cask ales to cocktails, and walls and cabinets filled with interesting bits and pieces from a bygone age.

Located in the centre of the city, and just a short walk from our event hotel, the theme of our pre-Summit evening is low key and informal, with some rum making thrown in.

Although this evening isn’t part of the event package, we hope you can start your Newcastle experience early and join other members for a relaxed night ahead of the Summit.

Tuesday 13 March, Ceilidh at the Biscuit Factory – bus leaves the hotel at 7:15pm

Put on your dancing shoes for a traditional Ceilidh at the Biscuit Factory, an independent art gallery located in the cultural quarter of Newcastle, Ouseburn.

A former Victorian biscuit manufacturing warehouse, the Biscuit Factory retains many of its original and characterful features, while providing a platform for over 250 artists to display their work.

Starting with a drinks reception, you’ll have a chance to browse the works on display, including paintings, handmade prints, glass, ceramics, textiles, photography, furniture, design led homewares and jewellery.

This will be followed by a hot fork buffet and our Ceilidh, a traditional dance which descends from the Gaelic word for ‘gathering’ or ‘party’.

Don’t worry if you have two left feet, don’t know the steps or have the rhythm of an elephant, each dance will start with a caller walking you through the steps, and then you’ll be set free to have a go.

So whether it’s the Britannia Twostep, Cumberland Square Eight, Dashing White Sergeant, or the Gay Gordons, we’re sure you’ll have a great time.

And, if that sounds like too much exercise, join colleagues in the bar for something more relaxing.

Wednesday 14 March, Dinner and disco at the Crowne Plaza – drinks reception from 7:30pm

For our final evening, we will be hosting a drinks reception and three course dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, followed by a disco.

However, don’t blame us if the music is bad. We’ll be asking you prior to the Summit to send us your favourite hit single to add to the playlist.